Re: Questions about enough milk
congratulations on your baby's arrival. You will know your baby is getting enough to eat by counting her wet and dirty diapers.
by the 5th day of life her wets should be 6-8 diapers full, and she will have a dirty diaper after or during every feeding.
most full term healthy infants are born with enough stamina and reserves to thrive during the initial time between birth and when a mothers milk comes in, usually by day 4or 5.
those early days are dedicated to acclimating the baby to the breast, and nursing to ingest the colostrum.
breastfeeding is gratifying and successful for mother and infant when the infant is put to the breast 10-12 times a day or more during the learning how to nurse period.
DD#1 July 1986 VB
DD#2 April 1988 c/sec
DS#3 April 1990 VBAC
DS#4 June 1993 VB
DD#5 April 2001 c/sec
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